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九一散

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ChineseEdit

nine
 
one; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
 
adjourn; scatter; leisurely; loosen; powdered medicine; to scatter; to come loose
simp. and trad.
(九一散)

EtymologyEdit

Named for the 9:1 ratio between gypsum (石膏 (shígāo)) and red mercuric oxide (紅粉红粉 (hóngfěn)).

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

九一散

  1. A pale orange or pale pink fine powder used externally in traditional Chinese medicine "to drain pus, eradicate toxicity, eliminate dead tissue and promote the growth of new tissue in the treatment of festering sore or abscess with inadequate drainage or initial granulation".